Thursday, May 6, 2010
Very Easy Fruit Cobbler
You've slaved over a hot stove all day long to create the perfect dinner for a special occasion. Nothing must go wrong! You then realize that you didn't even think about dessert! What to do? Simple pull out this very simple and quick to pull together dessert. The following recipe for Fruit Cobbler Batter will get you rave reviews every time. As if it wasn't enough that it's easy to make, it's also extremely versatile. Assemble this recipe in less then 10 minutes to put a tasty end to your feast.
You'll surely wonder who thought out of such a wonderful recipe? Well truth be told, it has been reinvented millions of times throughout history. When settlers arrived in America, they were forced to improvise with what they had on hand. As for the cobblers and all of its derived recipes, they all came from English steamed pudding. Early settlers were so fond of this juicy concoction, that it was served at any time of the day for any meal, even supper. Only during the 19th Century did the cobbler became more of a dessert.
FRUIT COBBLER BATTER ( 4 large portions)
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 3/4 Cup All-purpose flour
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Tsp salt
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- 2 Cups of either sliced fresh fruit and berries of a 12 oz package of frozen mixed berries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place butter in an 8-inch square OR a 9-inch round also works; set in oven to melt. When butter is melted remove from oven.
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Pour the batter on top of the melted butter and scatter fruit on top of the batter. Sprinkle with a small amount of granulated sugar.
- When the cobble is assembled, it can be refrigerated and brought over unbaked at a friends house or a pot luck. Then simply place it in a 350F oven and it will be ready and piping hot when dessert rolls around. Bake until batter browns and fruit bubbles, 50 to 60 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of your favorite ice cream or even better, a scoop of fresh tasting lemon sherbet. This particular recipe of cobbler, was made with fresh bananas, fresh mango and frozen blueberries. The bananas make it taste like banana bread with an interesting twist of tropical fruits coming from the mango and blueberries. Absolutely delicious!
Eat well, sleep well and till tomorrow!